Author Archive | Brian Dodd

23 Lessons On Creating A Thriving Workplace Culture

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If you are someone who is wanting to grow as a leader, I cannot recommend the EntreLeadership Podcast hosted by Ken Coleman enough.  New episodes release every Monday morning.  It is one of my go-to resources for personal growth.  I never miss an episode. This week’s guests were Bryan Miles and his wife Shannon, Co-Founders and CEO […]

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My Favorite Story About Dr. Billy Graham


With today’s passing of the incomparable Dr. Billy Graham, I wanted to share the following excerpt from my book 10 Indispensable Practices Of The 2-Minute Leader regarding the relationship between legendary leaders Dr. Graham and Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.  It is my favorite story about this giant of the faith. “When you learn to […]

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10 Signs Of A Successful Workplace Culture

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Culture is the sum of attitudes, customs, and beliefs that distinguishes one group of people from another.  Leaders spend an exhaustive amount of time creating the healthiest culture possible for the individuals they serve.  They want to create environments where people can thrive. So what does a successful workplace culture look like.  In a February […]

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Do Dogs (Or Pets In General) Go To Heaven?


“Whoever is righteous has regard for the life of his beast, but the mercy of the wicked is cruel.” – Proverbs 12:10 (ESV) It has been said that you do not find your dog.  Your dog finds you.  I would wholeheartedly agree. In 2005, our family had just moved into our new house.  Like anyone moving […]

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The #1 Thing Necessary To Create A Healthy Organizational Culture


Whether you lead a church, business, non-profit, educational or athletic organization, every leader wants a healthy culture.  We talk about it.  We hire for it.  We do everything possible to create environments people LOVE to spend time at. Bryan Miles, Co-Founder and CEO of BELAY Solutions is one of my favorite leaders.  In conjunction with the release of […]

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10 Reasons Leaders Have No Patience For This


I love the picture shown above and its caption: “You’ll find a way, or you’ll find an excuse!”  As I looked at the image I determined 10 Reasons Leaders Have No Patience For This – EXCUSES! Leaders have no patience for excuses because the conditions for success are rarely perfect. Leaders have no patience for excuses […]

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8 Lessons Only The Best Leaders Know


Nowhere in the Bible did God call anyone to an easy task.  Leadership is hard.  It is uphill.  There is a price to pay.  Leadership is tough but at the same time, so rewarding.  Today, I was clearing out some old USA Today articles and identified 8 Lessons Only The Best Leaders Know. Great Leaders Have […]

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17 Leadership Quotes And Lessons From The 15:17 To Paris


Today I saw new film The 15:17 To Paris directed by Clint Eastwood.  On August 21, 2015, Ayoub El-Khazzani, armed with over 300 rounds of ammunition, began firing on the passengers traveling via train from Amsterdam to Paris.  Three Americans and long-time friends, Airman Spencer Stone, Army National Guard Alek Skarlatos, and their friend Anthony Sadler, thwarted […]

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